Recruitment for School of Environment

Recruitment for BNU School of Environment


About Us

Beijing Normal University (BNU) is a top-class university under the administration of the Ministry of Education and is renowned in higher education for teacher education, education science, as well as fundamental arts and the sciences. With a history of over a hundred years, BNU has created rich cultural heritage, outstanding academic achievements, and abundant educational resources. In 2017, BNU entered the national "world-class university" construction category A list, and 11 disciplines, including Environmental Science and Engineering, which entered the national "world-class discipline" construction list.   

School of Environment at Beijing Normal University (BNU) is one of the oldest and most prestigious institutions for environmental research and education in China, dating from 1952. The school has four departments (De­partments of Environmental Sciences, Environmental Planning and Manage­ment, Ecological Engineering in environment, and Environmental Systems Engineering) and seven institutes (Institutes of En­vironmental Sciences, Environmental Policy and Management, Watershed Man­agement, Aquatic Ecology Engineering, Urban and Regional Ecology, Water Quality Control Engineering, and Cross-media Pollution Control).



In 2017, the environmental science and engineering discipline was selected into the first-class discipline construction list (double first-class) and was awarded A in the fourth round of national discipline evaluation. According to the ESI report 2020, the Environment/ Ecology program of BNU was respectively among 0.03% (32/1060) and 0.1% (106/1060) of the total 1060 research institutes (i.e., top 1% of worldwide research institutes) in terms of the total number of published papers, and the total number of citations.

BNU’s environmental science program was ranked in the top 51~100 in the QS World University Rankings and ranked in 95 in the US News Ranking. At present, School of Environment has nearly 80 full-time faculty, including 1 academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering, 1 academician of Canadian Academy of Engineering, 6 Cheung Kong Scholars ,5 Chief Scientists of 973 Projects, 7 Recipients of the National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars. Pertaining to the international evaluation, thirteen faculty members have been ranked within top 1% by ESI.

With an aim to build the Environmental Science and Engineering discipline of BNU to World-class discipline, promoting the development of scientific research as well as in-depth talent training and internationalization; the Research and Development Center for Watershed Environmental Eco-Engineering at Beijing Normal University (Zhuhai Campus) was established in May 2019. As a new growth pole for the development of Environmental Science of BNU, this Center focuses on watershed/regional water environmental management and ecological control, particular interest in sewage disposal and resource recovery, soil pollution control and management, lake/river environment and ecology, coastal and offshore ecology, as well as the system simulation and planning management.

Beijing Normal University sincerely welcome outstanding talents from around the world to join us.

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Recruitment disciplines:

Recruitment disciplines include but are not limited to the followings:

  • Environmental Science and Engineering
  • Environmental Science, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Ecology
  • Biology, Ecology, Microbiology, Geography, Materials Science and Engineering, Hydrology

Positions and Requirements:

  • Outstanding Talents: The applicant should be world-class experts and strategic talents who are dedicated to the frontiers of research and have world-wide academic influence; or academic masters and well-known experts in relevant fields.
  • Leading Talents: The applicant should have remarkable teaching or research achievements and be committed to play a leading role in team building and talents cultivation.
  • Top-notch Talents: The applicant should have made an outstanding academic performance in his or her own field and be the top-notch talent among peers who have been highly recognized by fellow academics.
  • Young Talents: The applicant should be young scholars who have a high potential in scientific and technological innovation and good teamwork skills; PhD holders who have graduated from top-class universities or completed postdoctoral research at home or abroad; or young talents who have engaged in teaching and research at universities for over two years and achieved exceptional results in research.
  • Post-doctoral Talents: The applicant should have a PhD degree with good research experience at a university or research institute and meet the requirements of BNU’s relevant Post-doctoral Programs.

Remuneration and Benefits:

1. Remuneration and Benefits:

  • Competitive salary
  • Top-class basic education resources for children (based on relevant education policies under the governance of Beijing and China for foreign teachers)
  • Decent living allowances and temporary housing for high-level talents

2. Research support:

  • Sufficient research start-up funds and instrument and equipment purchase fees
  • A harmonious and highly competent research team and quota of PhD admissions

Procedures and Schedule:

  • The standard recruitment process includes public recruitment, preliminary assessment, recommendation by the School of Environment, peer-experts’ comments, and university interviews. The successful candidates will go through comprehensive evaluations before they are offered the employment.
  • The positions on Beijing and Zhuhai Campus will be open all year round.
  • During the outbreak of epidemic situation, BNU Human Resources will carry out online recruitment to ensure smooth progress.

Contact information:

Applicants can reach Ms. Zhang or Ms. Shen through email or telephone.

Tel: +86 10-58800397 / 1830